Sunday saw many of our athletes competing in our local Individual Time Trial Championships at Woodchester South Australia a gruelling 22km course which is always windy!
Michelle Crick 36:45 – F2 GOLD
Dave Dobson 33:05 – M3 GOLD
Richard Shortt 33:23 – M3 SILVER
Graham King 32:50 – M4 GOLD
David Walker 34:01 – M4 SILVER
Steve Bentley 34:14 – M4 BRONZE
Stuart and Georg also rode very well but finished outside the medal places. Full results can be found on the Southern Vets website once collated.
Photo’s of riders below from Andrew @Watts Capture – great photos
This weekend saw multiple athletes out across the country tackling various races with some outstanding results!
Saturday saw Andrew race the Goulburn Interclub Handicap Division 1 – 2nd place
Sunday saw racing across three separate events here in South Australia!
The premier event here in SA is the State Individual Time trial Championships three athletes took part and came home with some medals!
Jarrod MAS3 GOLD
Michelle WMAS2 SILVER
Nathan U13 a very close 5th
At the Adelaide Hills Masters Cycling Club they held their Mothers Day race at Wistow sponsored by USG
Georg 3rd C grade
And finally at the VLCC HCP race Nicola coming back from injury managed to secure a win from the 13min group and weren’t caught!
Sunday saw the final race for the Eblens Subaru Sprint Series of races, after three rounds it was close battle for the top points scorers across the grades. The race is won by accumulating points from the sprints on each lap. Yesterday we had a few athletes resting but others were on form and in line to take a top 10 place in the series.
Overall Series Placers
Colin 5th overall
Greg 7th overall
Overall Series Points and places
Rd 3 Results
Phil 3rd A grade
Steve 1st C grade
Georg 2nd C grade
Stuart 3rd D grade
Colin 1st E grade
Rd 2 Results
Dave 3rd A grade
Coach Phil 4th A grade
Graham 5h A grade
Richard 6th A grade
Georg 1st C grade
Steve 5th C grade
Stuart 5th D grade
Colin 1st E grade
Greg 2nd E grade
Rd 1 Results
Dave 4th A grade
Graham 5th A grade
Phil F 6th A grade
Steve 4th C grade
Stuart 3rd D grade
Greg 1st E grade
Michelle 3rd E grade
We’ve been a bit quiet with racing updates of late whilst athletes have been busy training for their A priority race including coach Michelle.
A tour of this nature is always going to be challenging as it’s not often we get the opportunity to race a team in the world of amateur cycling, most of the time it’s an individual race so being given the opportunity to race for your team is a great challenge both mentally and physically. We started training many of our athletes for this event as early as December, having had athletes do the event we have a lot of data to help prepare them and history of knowing what works and what doesn’t. We had 14 athletes racing across four divisions and on nine different teams with great results by many. The racing was hard and very challenging but all athletes should be proud of their achievements.
Division 1 Results
Jarrod’s team Bicycle Express 1 placed first in the TTT stage 1 this team also were the first place team overall in division 1
Dave and Graham in ADX Depot 1 were 2nd in the TTT and Dave placed 2nd on stage 4 with a blistering time of 9.46. Dave finished 8th on GC and Graham was 9th
Division 2A Results
Keith, David and Richard won Stage 1 the TTT in ADX Depot 2 and placed 2nd overall team. Individual GC David 7th, Richard 8th and Keith 15th
Phil F team placed 4th overall, on GC he placed 21st overall
Division 3A Results
Stuart’s team Power On 1 rode exceptionally well and claimed 1st overall and Stuart managed a great 7th overall on GC
Division 3B Results
Georg’s team claimed 2nd team overall with ADX Depot 3 and he finished 7th in GC
Steve B team claimed 3rd overall with his team A Metre Matters, individually Steve was 4th overall on GC, after placing 2nd on stage 3 and on stage 4
Steve S team claimed 5th overall with Steve 18th overall
Division 4 Results
Michelle and Colin’s team placed 3rd overall in their team ADX Depot 4. They placed 3rd in Stage 1 and Colin managed to get 2nd place in Stage 2 and 4th in Stage 4. Giving Colin 4th overall on GC, Michelle finishing in 16th overall
Greg’s team placed 4th overall in his team Chowwego with a 6th place in stage 2 finishing 10th on GC overall
Full results can be found here
Sunday 28th January Andrew was racing A grade at a local club race with a stacked field of strong riders. He managed to claim 4th place
(Standing on wrong side of podium)
Sunday 4th February was the South Australia Masters Association State Criterium Championships and respective club Championships
We had several athletes racing across the age groups.
Stand out result was from Matt who claimed the Gold and became the State Champion in the M3 group in a stacked field. The final sprint was only split by .156 across the first 5 riders, see full state results here. Matt has been racing Crits all summer and pulled a win in B grade earlier in the week too.
Coach Michelle claimed the Gold and the State Championship in WM2 category but sadly was the only one in her age group but still had an impressive avg speed 36.7kmph for whole race.
It was also the club championships and in our clubs we had some great results across the age groups also
Matt Gold M3 SDVLCC
Phil Silver M3 SDVLCC
along with Richard and Keith VLCC
Phil F had a crash in M4 but is okay
Georg M5 Bronze SDVLCC
along with Colin
Michelle WM2 Gold SDLCC
Full club results can be found here for SDVLCC
This year Adelaide Hills Masters Cycling Club annual event Tour of Goowla on February 24th and 25th is being sponsored by our team’s sponsor ADX Depot and have naming rights over the event. Pedal Action has also opted to sponsor Stage 1 along with the Finniss General Store.
The event consists of four stages over the two days, a team time trial, road races and a hill climb at the end. This year we will see a much higher level of competition across all grades as the standard of riders racing has improved.
Many of athletes are busy preparing for this event and it will prove to be a challenging two days, those planned to race are Keith, Dave, Richard, Georg, Paul, Colin, Steve and David and coach Michelle.
Here is a video we took of last years event as re-cap
Good luck to everyone, keep up the preparation!
Short update this week as the local racing has been cancelled due tot he extreme heat we are having!
Earlier this week we were back racing at Victoria Park for grades and team racing.
Many riders were away but we had Keith, Richard and Colin racing
Keith took the win in A grade
Colin 4th in C grade
Full grades result here
In the teams event we had Matt, Steve, Georg and coach Phil
Steve put in a good sprint on the 2nd Preme, however the final sprint to the line was a close battle with Phil narrowly being beaten in 2nd place
Full team results here
Norwood Super Series Criterium Results
Earlier this week Norwood Cycling Club held their annual Tour Down Under racing series over three days, starting with the Rapha Kermesse at Uraidla, Giant Criterium at Victoria Park Monday and aBloc Cycling Beer Criterium on Tuesday also at Victoria Park.
With many from interstate riders coming along to race whilst the Tour Down Under is on it’s not surprising to see some very fast racing. Across the three days racing were athletes Matt, James, Andrew and Coach Phil.
The first race proved too hot and fast for many as the hills were not kind, over half the field were DNFs in each grade.
The 2nd stage of the series at Victoria Park proved a much better day with most athletes finishing in the main bunch but honours went to Andrew picking up 3rd place in B grade.
The final stage, also at Victoria Park, everyone had settled down but the racing was just as tough with slightly windier conditions. The attacks came earlier, Andrew managed to get across to the winning break and had a solid sprint to claim 2nd in B grade.
Full results of the series can be found here
It’s been a big week of racing for our athletes with racing mid week and again on the weekend with Classic Adelaide Masters Series a series of racing over three days.
First up this week were graded criteriums at Victoria park, out racing was Greg, Matt, Georg, Keith and Coach Phil across the grades. Everyone rode strong placings were in B grade
Next cam the CAMS Criterium race on Saturday 13th January at Victoria Park also seeing athletes in multiple grades, great win from Richard with Matt in 4th place
Richard Gold B grade
Matt 4th B grade
Saturday 14th was a graded scratch race at McLaren Flat
We had several athletes out racing across the grades on this very tough course Greg, Phil, Graham, Dave, Stuart, Paul and coach Michelle
Dave 1st – B grade
Graham 2nd – B grade
Michelle 4th – E grade
Monday 13th saw the third and final round with a Time Trial around McLaren Flat, great results by all athletes who competed
Richard Bronze M3
Stuart Bronze M5
Phil Gold M4
Full results can be found here
More results to follow after the final Norwood and Giant Crit Super Series also being held during Tour Down Under week
The 2018 racing continues with some outstanding results already this week. At the Southern Veteran and Ladies Cycling Club the season began with the usual time trial on a 16km course around McLaren Flat followed by two laps on the same course as graded scratch race but two laps. The race result was on the combined time of both races so the pressure was on to do a good time trial, the wind was buffeting riders around and proved very challenging.
Michelle rode and excellent race winning the time trial and backing up with 2nd place in the road race in D grade
Graham was next best placed with a 3rd in A grade
Well done to the rest of our athletes competing today the wind and mechanical problems played a big part in the results. Full Results can be found here
The results from earlier this week can be found here